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Bryant vs Central Connecticut State 2/17/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Central Connecticut State Blue Devils (7-19) vs. Bryant Bulldogs (15-9)
February 17, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Bryant Bulldogs -13 / Central Connecticut State Blue Devils +13; Over/Under: -145.5
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The Central Connecticut State Blue Devils and the Bryant Bulldogs meet in college basketball action from the Chace Athletic Center on Thursday night.

The Central Connecticut State Blue Devils will look to bounce back from a 67-50 loss to St. Francis (BK) last time out. Nigel Scantlebury leads the Blue Devils in scoring with 12 PPG and in assists with 3.3 APG while Ian Krishnan has 10.1 PPG to make up the pair of double-digit scorers for CCSU this season. Andre Shoddy has a team-high 7 RPG to lead the Blue Devils on the glass. As a team, Central Connecticut State is averaging 59.7 PPG on 39.8% shooting from the field, 34.2% from three and 67.9% from the foul line while allowing 69.3 PPG on 45.8% shooting from the field and 35.1% from three this season.

The Bryant Bulldogs will try to bounce back from a 99-88 loss to LIU last time out. Peter Kiss leads Bryant in scoring with 23.9 PPG and in assists with 3.3 APG while Charles Pride has 17.8 PPG and a team-high 8.4 RPG to lead the Bulldogs on the glass and Adham Eleeda has 10.7 PPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Bryant up to this point in the season. Hall Elisias has 9.3 PPG with 6.6 RPG while Chris Childs has 7.7 PPG as well this season. As a team, Bryant is averaging 74.3 PPG on 43% shooting from the field, 30.1% from three and 72.7% from the foul line while allowing 71.6 PPG on 41.8% shooting from the field and 31.6% from three this season.

Central Connecticut State is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games against a team with a winning home record while the under is 18-7-1 in their last 26 games overall. Bryant is 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 games against a team with a losing record.

I get the case to be made for the Blue Devils here, but the reality between these two is that the Blue Devils just don’t score enough to keep up with a team like Bryant. The Bulldogs are capable of winning this one by 20+, so I’ll side with the Bulldogs laying the points at home here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Bryant -13

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